Overview of upcoming regional and global events related to cyber capacity building.

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28 Jun, 2021

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

CYDES 2021

CYDES 2021 will be the first ever show in the country to showcase advanced solutions and technologies to address Cyber Defence and Cyber Security challenges for the public and private sectors with the objective of protecting key Critical National Infrastructures.

This event will cover the following topics:
- National Defence and Security
- Banking and Finance
- Information and Communications
- Energy
- Transportation
- Water
- Health Services
- Government
- Emergency Services
- Agriculture and Plantation
- Trade, Industry and Economy

9 Jul, 2021


Cyber Polygon

Cyber Polygon is a unique cybersecurity event that combines the world’s largest technical training for corporate teams and an online conference featuring senior officials from international organisations and leading corporations.

Every year, the training brings together a wide range of global businesses and government structures while the live stream gathers millions of spectators from across the world.

2 Aug, 2021

Vienna, Austria

First Session UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee

In accordance with resolution 74/247, the Ad Hoc Committee is mandated to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. In order to fulfil its mandate, the Committee may consider holding eight sessions in Vienna, from August 2021 to the end of June 2024, to elaborate and approve the convention for submission, through a draft resolution, to the General Assembly for consideration and adoption at its seventy-ninth session, to be held in 2024.

Pursuant to resolution 74/247, during the negotiation process, the Ad Hoc Committee will take into full consideration existing international instruments and efforts at the national, regional and international levels on combating the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, in particular the work and outcomes of the open-ended intergovernmental Expert Group to Conduct a Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime. For this purpose, the secretariat will prepare, if requested by the Committee, a background paper on existing international legal instruments, recommendations and other documents addressing the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, with a view to facilitating the elaboration process.

17 - 20 Aug, 2021

Singapore, Singapore

WEF Special Annual Meeting 2021

The World Economic Forum Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore will convene on 17-20 August. The meeting follows the success of the Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda in January, which brought together world leaders from government, business and society.

The Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore in August will be the first global leadership summit to address the challenges of recovering from the pandemic and laying the basis for a more inclusive and sustainable world. It will bring leaders face-to-face to focus on shaping solutions to the most pressing challenges of our times.

28 Sep, 2021

Rome, Italy

Cybertech Europe

At Cybertech, the health and safety of our attendees is a priority first and foremost. Together with Cybertech Europe's key partners and stakeholders, we have decided to postpone Cybertech Europe to 2021. The dates of Cybertech Europe 2021 will be September 28-29 at La Nuvola Convention Center in Rome.

Cybertech Europe is the flagship event for cybersecurity, business and innovation in Europe. We will continue to bring leading content and business opportunities to the region, and are looking forward to your continued support.

In the meantime, we invite you to stay in touch and take an active part in the Cybertech community through our digital events platform, CybertechLive. For more information on upcoming digital events, please visit

We thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to see you at Cybertech Europe 2021 in Rome!

Take part in discussions led by industry trendsetters on topics ranging from the global cyber threat, strategies and solutions for diverse challenges including finance, transportation, utilities, defense, and government to protecting operations, infrastructure and people. From enthusiast to expert, Cybertech Europe offers something for everyone to enjoy.

28 - 29 Sep, 2021

the Hague, Netherlands (The)

One Conference 2021

The annual international cybersecurity conference "One Conference" will take place this year on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September 2021 in the Netherlands.

During the conference, national and international experts from the business community, science and government talk about current developments in the field of cyber security. From technical to policy issues, the conference offers a broad range of topic. Moreover, it not only focuses on mere cyber security, but also on the economic opportunities offered by the cyber domain.

The conference is organized in cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Municipality in The Hague. In alignment with the One Conference, the city aims to stimulate the exchange of cyber security knowledge, ideas and innovations for a more secure future. ECP, Platform for the Information Society offers support in the logistical organization of the conference.

Normally, this is a two-day conference and consists of a plenary programme, various breakout sessions and an Innovation Floor. Technical topics such as malware detection, incident response, law enforcement cases and less technical subjects, such as public-private partnerships or governance, are discussed. Attention is also given to research from industry and academia. Given the uncertainty involved in organizing large events, the One Conference team is keeping all scenarios open as to the format of this year's conference. We are considering a hybrid format that includes online streaming and on-site sessions with a live audience, within all limits of what can be allowed. More information on the format will be announced at a later date.

9 - 11 Nov, 2021

The Hague, Netherlands (The)

2021 Conference on Cyber Norms | Governing through crisis. Conflict, crises and the politics of cyberspace.

The Covid-19 pandemic has both stopped the world in its tracks as well as accelerated its pace digitally. As the world moved its daily life and work online to deal with the crisis, it also opened itself up to new cyber crises. The vulnerable health care sector was exposed to criminal and state attacks, vaccine manufacturers became subject to IP theft and espionage, and disinformation about Covid-19 muddied the national and international debate about the nature of the crisis and how to deal with it. The new digital ‘normal’ kept the world running, but also vastly increased the attack surface for malicious cyber actors. While some were trying to govern themselves through the crisis, others were using the crisis as a governance mechanism. ‘Never waste a good crisis’, comes in benign and in malicious shapes.

In cyberspace, crisis comes in many shapes and forms. Mis- and disinformation has created a crisis of trust in information and authority in many societies. For some states this is a governance problem, while for others it is an instrument of governance. New cyber operations keep shifting the goal posts on what is and is not acceptable behavior in cyberspace. Recent operations such as SolarWinds and the Microsoft Exchange hacks put pressure on the demarcation between cyber espionage and (military) cyber operations. Conceptual clarity is still very much subject to debate, with some analytical categories facing a crisis of their own. The field of UN cyber diplomacy has been governing itself through the crisis of the failure to reach consensus in the 2017 UN GGE by multiplying its processes. There is now an ongoing UN GGE, an OEWG process that reached consensus, a new OEWG round 2021-2025, a committee of experts to review the possibility of a UN cybercrime treaty and a proposal for a cyber Programme of Action (PoA) that is gaining support. All against a background of mounting geopolitical tensions and increased state cyber activity.

The relation between crisis and governance is inherently double faced. Crisis management is about preparedness, capacity and capacity building, resilience and more generally combining accurate threat and risk assessment with strategy, policy and resources. But crisis is also a method of governance: escalation can be a conscious political strategic choice, disinformation a policy tool and political and diplomatic fragmentation can be a positive outcome depending on where you stand and what your interests are. Crisis can fragment and can unite, can be a centrifugal or a centripetal force.

In 2021, we want to place the conversation about cyber norms in the perspective of crises. How well equipped are the governance mechanisms and diplomatic processes that have been put into place to deal with crisis? What are the effects of a global crisis like Covid-19 on state behaviour(s), diplomatic behaviour and international cooperation in cyberspace? What strategies do states – and other actors – develop to deal with crises? How do states use crisis, or the opportunities shaped by crises, to further their own interests? Why do some states escalate and other de-escalate?

The conference will take place in the Hague from 9 - 11 November 2021.

11 - 13 Nov, 2021

Paris, France

Paris Peace Forum

The Paris Peace Forum is held every year on 11-13 November in Paris with the aim to place global governance at the top of the international agenda. Stakeholders discuss global governance issues and cooperate on solutions through three spaces:
- Space for Solutions: Presenting solutions for incremental change. All organizations can present their global governance project to a wide variety of stakeholders to showcase results and advance the initiative.
- Space for Debates: Discussing solutions rather than problems. Stakeholders discuss projects, initiatives, and ideas to address the challenges of our world.
- Space for Innovations: Developing digital prototypes. Experts help create technological solutions for the world of tomorrow.

In 2021, the Paris Peace Forum will focus on spurring a more inclusive recovery and offering initiatives to better tend to global challenges and global commons.

8 - 19 Nov, 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC)

​​​T​he International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), organizes a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences to consider topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development. ​

WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).

5 - 10 Dec, 2021

Katowice, Poland

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2021

The 2021 edition of the Internet Governance forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland at the International Congress Center in Katowice from 6 to 10 December.

The headline of this year’s Forum is Internet United – the Internet connecting all its users into one community, responsible for its shape and functioning. The five-day meeting will include a large number of workshops, open forums, dynamic coalition meetings, outputs of intersessional activities, and other events that will give participants the opportunity to engage in open discussions on multiple Internet governance and digital policy issues. National and regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) will share experiences and discuss their specificities, challenges, and plans for the future. Several main sessions will also be part of the programme.